The R. Grant Graham Star Reporter

October 16, 2020

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R. Grant Graham Elementary School

Main Office: 248-537-6800

Attendance Line: 248-537-6810
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From the Principal

Dear Graham Families:


Important! Today is the deadline to fill out your Enrollment Commitment form! You will need to choose your child's learning environment for the remainder of the second trimester. It is important that we have the correct information for each student. Please make every effort to fill it out today. Thank you!


The Avondale Board of Education will be voting on Monday evening to determine if we will be returning to in person learning on November 16th. If the district votes to return to in person learning, they will do their best to keep the students in their same class, but with remote learning being an option we might need to move students around.


School pictures will take place on November 6th and 9th from 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm. The sign up genius link and information regarding pictures is below.


The Avondale Middle School Annual Halloween Trick or Treat event LIVES! This year, they are hosting a Haunted Cruise! The event, on October 30th from 6:30 - 8:30pm, is for preschool through 8th grade. The cost is $10 per car. Please see the flyer below.


Thank you for your continued support during this ever changing time!



Have a great weekend!!


Remember, it takes a village, to raise our children.


Sincerely,


Tony O. Harris


Tony O. Harris

Principal

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Happy Birthday Graham Stars!

Julien Harden 10/1

Nathan Soave 10/2

Dreem Flowers 10/8

Vidya Prabhu Bolantur 10/9

Ajan Pryesh 10/9

Travez Duncan 10/10

Matthew Munoz-Hernandez 10/10

Santiago Munoz-Hernandez 10/12

Violet Schroeder 10/13

Jalen Burkett 10/14

Makayla Burkett 10/14

Vaarunya Kuppuraj 10/17

Eryn Pentecost 10/19

Edas Carrasco-Mejia 10/21

Nikolas Dropps 10/23

Summer Clabon 10/24

Shiloh Ketireddy 10/24

True Clabon 10/28

Noah Kodra 10/28

Roderick Elam 10/29

Camerson Suell 10/30

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PICTURE DAY SIGN UP!!

PICTURE DAY IS NOVEMBER 6TH AND NOVEMBER 9TH FROM 1:00- 4:45 PM AT:


GRAHAM ELEMENTARY

2450 OLD SALEM RD

AUBURN HILLS


ALL STUDENTS MUST WEAR MASKS WHEN ENTERING AND EXITING THE BUILDING.


PARENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING. WE ASK THAT YOU PULL INTO THE BUS LOOP, REMAIN IN YOUR CAR AND AN ADULT WILL COME OUT AND GET YOUR STUDENT.


PLEASE REVIEW THE TIME SLOTS BELOW AND SIGN UP FOR 1 SLOT PER CHILD.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D49A5AD2CAAFBC61-graham


TO ORDER PICTURES ONLINE, PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW AND USE THE CODE: EVTR33QGP


https://lifetouch.com/


YOU CAN ALSO PRINT A LIFETOUCH ORDER FORM BELOW. WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO ORDER YOUR PICTURES ONLINE TO LIMIT PERSONAL CONTACT.


https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=4d186bf224&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1680357613219948449&th=1751d458a79927a1&view=att&disp=inline&realattid=f_kg2eay850

Important! Remote or In-Person Learning Letter

Good Afternoon Avondale Families,

We hope this reaches you well. As we approach the end of districtwide remote learning, it is time for families to select a choice for your child(ren)'s learning environment for the remainder of the school year.

To assist you with your decision, we have developed a COVID-19 Handbook for Return to In-Person Education. This resource includes summaries of safety precautions established through collaborations with staff, parents and administrators as well as information gleaned from community input at Board of Education meetings and Town Halls.

Students enrolled in Avondale School District will be supported for success in either In-Person or Remote Learning. We respect your enrollment choice and we look forward to continuing to partner with you during these very unique times.

Your responses are critical in helping us plan appropriately to support a successful school year. Please click on this link to access the Enrollment Commitment Form. It contains selection options for instructional environment, mask policy, food service, and transportation needs.

Please complete ONE FORM PER STUDENT.

The enrollment commitment is until the end of the school year.

Any students who do not have a commitment form completed will be automatically enrolled for In-Person instruction for the remainder of the school year.

This form is due on October 16, 2020 by 3:00pm. No late forms will be accepted.
Following completion and review of enrollment commitments, building-level administrators will complete the scheduling process. You will receive updated communication by the first week of November regarding placement and schedule for In-Person or Remote Learning.

We appreciate your time and partnership as you enroll your child(ren) in their learning environment for the rest of the school year.

Thank you,

James V. Schwarz, Ph.D.
Superintendent
Avondale School District

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FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH

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Google Quick Tips and Reference for Remote Learning


Useful Google "cheat sheets" embedded into the PDF. Here's a link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZOoceYTr1QMei62Tw3UPAJaEkphjXnCy/view?usp=sharing

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Trunk or Treat- Please see flyer below.

The Avondale Middle School Annual Halloween Trick or Treat event LIVES! This year, they are hosting a Haunted Cruise! The event, on October 30th from 6:30 - 8:30pm, is for preschool through 8th grade. The cost is $10 per car.

Gift of Giving Holiday Drive

Dear Avondale Families,

It is that time of the year again for our annual Gift of Giving Holiday Drive to support Avondale families. The Holiday Drive's goal is to provide basic needs (winter items, clothing, shoes, and food) for the Avondale families who could benefit from the service. Families need to fill out the Holiday Drive application (https://forms.gle/86C1FGnPeV88LzwEA) by Friday, October 16th.

Here is the pick-up information:

Pick-up Dates
Friday, December 11th from 12-7pm

Saturday, December 12th from 10am-2pm

Location
Avondale Administrative Offices
2940 Waukegan Street
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Sincerely,

Gift of Giving

Mark Your Calendars!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Avondale Gifted and Talented School parent information night for current Avondale School District students attending grades 2 through 8 in the 2021-2022 school year. November 16 and 19 at 7pm (ZOOM.US Meeting ID: 771 2768 8833 - Password is GATE).

Update- Return to Learn Plan

UPDATE - RETURN TO LEARN PLAN: Avondale administrators, staff members, and parents continue to collaborate on plans to return to in-person instruction. As specifics of those plans are formulated, we will share them with the community. You can read updates to our safety protocols and procedures at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VDkTX6zICeXybDXbAA3L__2gbaRBmF8i/view?usp=sharing *Please remember that all plans released are fluid and may change based upon Health Department recommendations, state mandates, etc.

Employment Opportunity!

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